Treatment of Cancer include surgery,radiation/chemotherapy resulting in physical & psychological disabilities,therefore impairment of healthy lifestyle.After certain types of cancer surgery lymphatics are to be removed to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence which results in LYMPHOEDEMA.It can lead to debilitating conditions like limited movement,joint pain & difficulty in performing daily activities.Lymphedema can occur in various types of cancer involving Breast,Cervix,Prostate,Colon.Among all these breast cancer is increasing in a very high rate duo to LACK OF PROPER AWARENESS & SCREENING.Recent studies have suggested that 80% of patient with breast cancer related to lymphedema are unable to work due to swelling.
LYMPHOEDEMA LYMPHOEDEMA HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A RATHER NEGLECTED CONDITON WHICH ONCE DIAGNOSED, IS FREQUENTLY DISMISSED AND HAS BEEN VIRTUALLY IGNORED.THE EFFECT OF LYMPHOEDEMA CAN BE DEVASTATING AND HAVE CONSIDERABLE EFFECTS FOR THE PATINET RECENT STUDIES HAVE SUGGESTED THAT 80 % OF PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER RELATED LYMPHOEDEMA ARE UNABLE TO WORK DUETO SWELLINGTHE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF LYMPHOEDEMA WITH ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS SECONDORY TO CANCER TREATMENT SUCH AS FOLLOWING SURGERY OR RADIOTHERAPYLYMPHOEDEMA CAN AFFECT ALL AGE GROUPS
Signs and Symptoms of Lymphoedema :
Feeling o f heaviness and tightnessA bursting sensation ,sense of puffin essShooting pain,Pins and needles sensation,discomfort or achingLess flexibility in the affected joint due to swellingFatigueLymphoedema Management :Thi sis the multiidisciplinary team approach where Lymphoedema Therapist,Physiotherapist,Occupational Therapist,Speech and Swallow Therapist and Pilates Instructor play a major role ro manage lymphopedema.The treatment Procedure is called Combined Decongestive Therapy(CDT)It consists :Speliased exerciseManual Lymphatic drainageMultilayered Lymphoedema Bandaging Intermittent Pneumatic Compression TherapyCompresion Hosiery Being a Certified Lymphoedema Therapist and Physiotherpaist Myself Dr Dibyendu Roy (PT) humbly requesting to arrange one Awareness Program on this Burning issue : LYMPHOEDEMA and its MANAGMENT.Hundreds of patients going outside to do the treatment of Lymphoedema. Some of the patients are getting confused what to do!!!! Some of the survivors are thinking nothing to do,we have to live with this.Some of them even paralyesd their handWe can make a Awareness program for the well being of mankind Let's raise awareness of cancer & encourage it's prevention,detection & treatment.Looking forward for your kind support & co-operation to fight against Cancer.